Drops of Ink

Fall Play and Fine Arts Courses Adapt During COVID-19

The fall play will be this weekend in a drive-through format.

Elise Stouffer, Staff Member

September 22, 2020

The fall play is coming up in a drive-through format, several fine arts courses have been approved to return in person, and the fine arts department is working to make concerts and art shows virtual this year. Dustin Helvie, head of the Fine Arts Department and director of Symphonic Winds, said the ...

Some Cool News: Episode II

Some Cool News: Episode II

Pavan Acharya, Online Editor

September 21, 2020

"The world has turned upside down and it can sometimes be hard to see the bright side of the things. That is why it is my job, during these dark times, to show you some cool news." - Pavan Acharya

Health Care Workers Strike, Pritzker Announces Economic Relief Program

Sources: ABC7 Chicago, NBC Chicago, Covid Act Now, The New York Times, and the Lake County Health Department.

Anika Raina, News Editor

September 20, 2020

As of Sep. 17, the Illinois Public Health Department stated that 2,088 cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Illinois, bringing the total number of cases statewide to more than 273,000.  In Lake County, 16,170 coronavirus patients have been confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic. Case...

Zoombombing disrupts first week of Extended eSchool

Zoombombing disrupts first week of Extended eSchool

Pavan Acharya, Online Editor

August 31, 2020

Libertyville High School encountered Zoombombing incidents during the first two days of Extended eSchool, resulting in the restructuring and authentication of all District 128 students’ Zoom accounts.  On Tuesday, Aug. 25, District 128 Superintendent Prentiss Lea announced via email that Wednesday, Au...

Community Reactions to Extended eSchool

Community Reactions to Extended eSchool

Lily Hieronymus, Social Media Editor

August 17, 2020

Reporting for this slideshow was completed by Andrew Brooks, Jasmine Lafita, Ella Marsden and Elise Stouffer.

What LHS Students Need to Know About Extended E-School

What LHS Students Need to Know About Extended E-School

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief

August 6, 2020

There’s certainly uncertainty surrounding some of LHS’s plan to open school in “Extended E-School,” so the Drops of Ink staff curated a list of frequently asked questions, many of which Associate Principal Mr. Ray Albin answered. Most importantly, Mr. Albin wants students and parents to know th...

Senior traditions thrown into disarray

Senior traditions thrown into disarray

Pavan Acharya, Staff Member

May 20, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and extension of in-person school cancellation through the end of the academic year, end-of-the-year senior traditions have been shaken up. The state of many of these traditions was shrouded in uncertainty with the constantly changing status of the pandemic. However, throu...

News Briefs

As of May 4, there have been 58,505 confirmed coronavirus cases in Illinois, however, the Lake County area has had 3,766 coronavirus cases. The Lake County Health Department continues to support Governor J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order through May 30 to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Member

May 15, 2020

Lake County COVID-19 Update: As of May 5, there were 4,292 coronavirus cases and 145 COVID-related deaths in the Lake County area. According to the Lake County Health Department, Libertyville has between 45 and 49 total cases of the virus, but the exact number is not known. The Lake County Healt...

Some Cool News

Pavan Acharya, Staff Member

May 9, 2020

"We live in frightening times where lots of fear and anxiety have taken over the media. In these scary times, it is my job to bring you some cool news to lift your spirits." - Pavan Acharya

COVID-19: Myth vs. Reality

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Member

May 4, 2020

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